Mr Richard Omwela > Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews > Nairobi, Kenya > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
1ST FLOOR, DELTA OFFICE SUITES, BLOCK A, OFF WAIYAKI WAY, MUTHANGARI
PO BOX 30333-00100
NAIROBI
Kenya
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Work Department

Corporate, Finance, Commercial

Position

Richard Omwela has been in legal practice for the past 37 years and in that time he has developed an enviable breadth and depth of experience across all areas of commercial law practice. He consistently applies his expertise to provide his clients across all economic sectors with the highest quality of legal services. His practice also includes advising clients on competition law and regulation including mergers, acquisitions, assets sales, corporate restructuring and general regulatory advice in the financial services sectors.

Career

2017 to date: Senior Partner, 2000 to 2017: Partner-in-Charge, Commercial Department 1986 to 2000: Partner both in Court Department and Commercial Department.

Languages

English, Swahili.

Memberships

Law Society of Kenya, Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, Commonwealth Bar Association,.

Education

LLB, University of Nairobi (Hons) 1979.

Lawyer Rankings

Kenya > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is increasingly sought after by foreign clients and has made additional inroads in the competition and private equity fields. Andrew Mugambi has an outstanding record, while Richard Omwela and Daniel Muriu Wanjau provide further senior level gravitas.

Kenya > Banking, finance and capital markets

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews has a strong record in financings, restructurings and capital markets issuances; project finance and commodity finance are particular fortes. Andrew Mugambi has an outstanding reputation, while Richard Omwela provides further senior level gravitas and Adil Khawaja and Lorna Mainnah are leaders in real estate finance. Sigee Koech is also noted.